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Woman: Items taken from padlocked house

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DURYEA — Chief Nick Lohman and Duryea police are investigating a theft of jewelry, a TV and clothes from a house in the 600 block of Foote Avenue.The owner reported the landlord padlocked the doors and told her to come back another day for the remaining items. She said she returned and found items missing.The incident happen over the last couple days and was reported Tuesday at about 1:15 pm. Anyone with information or who may have seen something is asked to contact Duryea police at 570-457-1721 ext. 2.


Stolen identity used to open cable account

WILKES-BARRE — A 25-year-old woman from Pittston reported that she placed an order with Comcast Cable Co. for service at her Pittston residence on Tuesday and she was informed by Comcast that she has an outstanding balance owed to the cable company.The outstanding bill owed is for cable service billed to a North 53rd Street address in Philadelphia. The woman was advised by the cable company that the service was opened in her name and confirmed her date of birth and social sec...

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Man allegedly ‘flips out’ over wife’s soccer request

WILKES-BARRE — Police said Daryl Kuna, of Corlear Street, Wilkes-Barre, would be cited with harassment after his wife reported that he became enraged when she asked him to take their son to soccer practice Tuesday afternoon and began to “flip out.”The woman told police Kuna began to throw objects throughout the residence before he shoved her into a wall and then fled the residence prior to police arriving, police said.

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Two from Larksville sought on warrants

LARKSVILLE — Arrest warrants have been issued for Robert Deininger and Sarah Graham, formerly of 10 Second St., Larksville.Deininger has been charged with one count of theft and one count of passing a bad check in the amount of $600. Graham has been charged with one count of theft.Anyone with information on the location of either Graham or Deininger is asked to contact Larksville police at 570-714-9847.

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Police seek missing girl

WILKES-BARRE — City police reported the following:• Police said Shayna Martes, 14, of North River Street, was reported missing by her mother on Wednesday.Martes was last heard from on Tuesday at about 2:30 p.m. when she called her mother saying she was on her way home.Martes is described as a Hispanic female, 5 feet tall, 120 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt with white lettering and blue jeans.Anyo...

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Police investigate rash of catalytic converter thefts

WILKES-BARRE TWP. — Township police reported this week that catalytic converters have been stolen from several trucks parked at businesses along Mundy Street.A catalytic converter is part of a vehicle’s exhaust system.• Tuesday: Nationwide Car Sales, Mundy Street, reported two catalytic converters were stolen from a Nissan NV2500 and a Nissan NV3500 vans.• Tuesday: Uhaul, Mundy Street, reported catalytic converters were stolen from two ...

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Gunfire reported in Wilkes-Barre

WILKES-BARRE — City police investigated gunfire at South Grant and Reese streets finding several shell casings at about 12:10 a.m. Wednesday.No injuries were reported.A resident of South Grant Street discovered after sunrise that his vehicle, which was parked on South Grant Street, was struck by several rounds, police said.

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Glodzik, current and former cops charged in credit union loan scheme

WILKES-BARRE — Dogged by controversy, mounting tax debt and a theft conviction, suspended city towing contractor Leo A. Glodzik III now faces federal charges over allegations that he and four others improperly secured loans from the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union.Indicted along with Glodzik were city police officer Jason Anthony and former city police officer Tino Ninotti, as well as a credit union official and another man who was indicted in a separate but ...

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Wilkes-Barre Mayor Thomas Leighton: Arrests ‘nothing to do with city business’

WILKES-BARRE — Mayor Tom Leighton said it was business as usual Thursday afternoon following news that five people had been arrested as part of investigation of the Wilkes-Barre City Employees Federal Credit Union.“I’m sure this is upsetting to a lot of people, but again, this has nothing to do with city business,” Leighton said.“They rent space at City Hall,” Leighton said.Among those arrested by FBI and state police Thursd...

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Compressed natural gas fueling station to open in 6 to 9 months in Dunmore

A Dunmore company’s public compressed natural gas fueling station should be operational in six to nine months, the firm’s chief executive officer said this week.Louis Evans of Commonwealth Energy Group recently announced the company would build the station in Dunmore.That project is part of the company’s multi-state development plan to construct fueling centers throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The centers will be state of the art, fully automated and...

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Jurors: Sherman Hills shooter guilty

WILKES-BARRE — Moments after being convicted of first-degree murder, Kenneth Malik Evans III maintained his innocence Thursday afternoon.“God bless her soul, but I ain’t did nothing,” Evans told the mother of shooting victim Shantique “Teeka” Goodson.Luzerne County prosecutors said Evans, 22, fatally shot Goodson, 27, on Nov. 11 as she sat in the passenger seat of a vehicle in a Sherman Hills apartment complex parking lot. Jurors rende...

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Luzerne County Council Chairman Morelli: harassed or harassing?

Luzerne County Council Chairman Rick Morelli and a Mountain Top man have dueling harassment claims against each other over their July 9 encounter outside a pizza restaurant.Their exchange outside King’s Pizzeria and Restaurant in Fairview Township was partially captured in a video anonymously posted to online stories about a protection-from-abuse claim Dallas Township resident Deana Pickett recently filed against Morelli, her ex-boyfriend.A Luzerne County judge ext...

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CityVest deeds Hotel Sterling lot to Luzerne County

WILKES-BARRE — Luzerne County is now the unintentional owner of the former Hotel Sterling lot at the corner of River and Market streets.The nonprofit CityVest filed a surprise deed in lieu of foreclosure Thursday afternoon officially granting the property to the county.A deed in lieu of foreclosure means an owner hands over a property to a mortgage holder so they don’t have to bother with legal action to recoup a defaulted loan. The county is a mortgage holde...

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A little help from his friends

A decade or so ago, “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner was hanging out at home with his wife when he realized that most of his best friends had drifted out of his life. How, he wondered, had something like this happened without him noticing?“I reached this point where I was happily married with kids but I sort of looked around and thought, `where did everybody go?’ At one time, these friendships were so important to me,” says Weiner, 49, who’s marr...

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Pittston Tomato Festival kicks off

Mary Ann Dziak, left, the director of the Pittston YMCA, serves tomato sauce to Pat Adonizio while Jean Goham, both of Pittston, looks on during the opening day of the annual Pittston Tomato Festival Thursday. The annual festival runs through Sunday.

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Hazle Township: American Eagle Outfitters opens a new one million square foot distribution center.

HAZLE TWP. — A snip of scissors Thursday on a navy blue ribbon signified the opening of a new one million square foot American Eagle Outfitters distribution center in the Humboldt Industrial Park.American Eagle Outfitters, a leading retailer of clothing, accessories and personal care items, has more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China.The new distribution center will provide a total of 600 employment opportunities to a county that is ra...

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Wyoming Valley students start to head back to class

WILKES-BARRE — It’s back to school season, and droves of freshmen are starting their college years in the Wyoming Valley this week.Wilkes University will welcome 575 first-year students for its 82nd academic year, a figure that spokeswoman Vicki Mayk said was down from 606 last year. Of those 575 students, 28 are international students that come from six different countries.King’s College will welcome 500 students in its 68th year. John McAndrew, spokes...

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Caroline Little: Newspapers might be changing, but bottom line the same – they make money

The sky is always falling and newspapers are always dying.For more than a decade, that has been a common and constant refrain. While working at washingtonpost.com, the Guardian US, and now, the Newspaper Association of America, I have been asked frequently about the state of the industry as people search for the worst.Though newspaper media are enjoying the largest audiences ever, as well as continuing to play a unique and critical role in our communities, certain facts ...

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